This country in Central Asia is sometimes called the "Poor Man’s Switzerland" due to the beautiful mountains that cover much of the country. As the poorest country of the former Soviet Union, the needs are great both developmentally and spiritually as most people seek to fill their need for God by moving further and further toward fundamental Islam. Our team in Central Asia is focused on developing businesses for transformation and working to facilitate multiplication of disciples and disciple making groups. Anyone who joins our team would be learning principles of disciple multiplication, and be expected to spend significant time in prayer - focused both on worship and interceding for Father to do what only he can in Central Asia. They would also have several language lessons per week, and would have a variety of opportunities to join in prayer walks, village visits, and other efforts to build relationships and seek those who Father is drawing and are open to hearing more about God’s redemptive plan through Jesus. An important part of families continuing on the field is the children’s adjustment and education. Teachers play a vital role! Our children’s education is a mix of home school and a growing education cooperative of international families - Silk Road Academy (SRA). As SRA grows to 65 students next year there is an increasing need for people to come and serve as classroom teachers, teachers aides, and teachers of special subjects such as art, physical education, music, etc. for grades 1 to 10. If a home school environment is preferred we also have needs related to some of the home school classes outside SRA for our junior high and high school children, and full time for our first grader. Depending on interest there would also be the opportunity to teach English to neighborhood children and youth in various fellowships.
For the Silk Road Academy, position experience in teaching and certification to teach is preferred but not required. For the homeschooling option, although experience is helpful, an eager, flexible, learning spirit is more important. For both, enjoying children is vital.